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Housing Preferences and Intentions, WA
 
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    OVERVIEW
    This was a survey conducted as a supplement to the October 1998 Monthly Population Survey. Information was collected from households in 3,300 private dwellings throughout WA by either face-to-face or telephone interview.

    PURPOSE
    The objectives of this survey were to determine:

    • the relative importance of factors influencing the choice of type and location of current dwelling;
    • the importance of factors relating to accessibility of social and physical infrastructure;
    • the intentions of households regarding the location and dwelling type of their next home; and
    • the extent that dwelling energy-efficiency features contributed to choice of dwelling.

    SCOPE
    1998 Household Motivations and Intentions Survey

    Scope: WA civilian population aged 15 and over (in private dwellings only)
    Coverage: Standard Labour Force coverage rules.

    The following are exclusions on coverage for the labour force:
    • visitors to the household
    • members of the permanent defence forces;
    • certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from census and estimated populations;
    • overseas residents in Australia; and
    • members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    This was a survey conducted as a supplement to the October 1998 Monthly Population Survey. Information was collected from households in 3,300 private dwellings throughout WA by either face-to-face or telephone interview.

    All data relate to households. Where an opinion was sought the answer was regarded as the opinion of the household.

    Main outputs
    Publication: Housing Motivations and Intentions, Western Australia, October 1998 (ABS Cat. no. 8791.5)

    Data include:

    • Selected energy features of current dwelling
    • Period of residence in current dwelling
    • Previous dwelling, tenure type
    • Households intending to move within three years
    • Reasons for choice of current and future dwelling
    • Use of local facilities by household members

    Classifications
    Standard classifications were used for Labour Force variables.

    Geographic classifications:
    Local Government Area
    Metropolitan Planning Sector
    Perth Statistical Division
    Rest of State
    State

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not applicable.

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Western Australia
    Statistical Division
    Legal Local Government Area
    Part of State Extra-Metropolitan
    Other (specify below)

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Other geographic areas covered were Metropolitan Planning Sectors, defined by aggregation of LGAs by WA Ministry for Planning.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Adhoc

    Frequency comments


    COLLECTION HISTORY
    Conducted for the first and only time (to-date) in October 1998

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments

    Data is available in the publication Housing Motivations and Intentions, Western Australia (ABS Cat No. 8791 .5). Customised data services are available to clients on request.




    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    31/08/2005 11:00 AM



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